Shadowplay videos have bad colors(washed out, weird) in VLC media player

VLC Media player's Shadowplay settings

VLC Media player settings for displaying NVIDIA Shadowplay videos correctly

If you are experiencing washed out colors or just very bright and weird colors in VLC media player while playing Shadowplay videos in VLC media player. I have experienced this phenomena in other files too. However there is a easy fix to get the colors displayed correctly.

Follow this steps to fix it
  1. Open VLC Media player
  2. Goto menu option, “Tools”
  3. Then select, “Preferences”
  4. Go To the “Video” tab
  5. Uncheck, “Use hardware YUV>RGB conversions”

This is happening because MP4 uses a different Chroma subsampling(YUV is 4:4:4 while most compressed formats are 4:2:0) and VLC hardware conversions are done weirdly.

Wikipedia article for Chroma subsampling for the nerds want learn more

 

How to do commentary for video game videos / Let’s plays, recording, gear and post production for beginners

Today we have guest post from Beranie from Pred and Beranie, enjoy!

Hello dear readers of Sunesha’s cool blog of coolness,

My name is Beranie and I thought I’d share a video guide that I’ve made recently here with you.It’s a basic step by step instruction on how to record good clean usable audio when doing Let’s Play or any kind of commentary audio, spending as little money as possible.

I go over the gear first, obviously you need a microphone, but it doesn’t end there. You’ll need a boom stand also, aaaand a pop filter. The latter two can be built yourselvesif you have a knack for DIY’ing and the right materials. RL crafting so to speak.

Then you’ll need the right software and the know how to use it to record your signal. And when you’re done recording it’s time for the most fun part! POST PROCESSING! I’ll show you how to use a simple one band EQ (high pass filter or HPF) to cut out undesirable low frequencies and slap a decently set up compressor on that sweet signal of yours.

Have fun.
PS. I’m bad at math, BTW 😛 DS

Youtube Video Editor: Cutting Out a Midsection of your Video

This is can be a real saver, ever been situation where you want cut out a blooper, loading screen, black screen or just something else in your YouTube video. But you don’t want to because remove your old video and upload a new one, that would lose all views and comments. The cool thing you can actually cut away parts in your video with the YouTube video editor without have upload a new one. I used as messed up the in and out points in my export and added 1 minute of nothing at the end of the video.

You can actually cut things, remove and do quite much in the YouTube video. Though you can not add new stuff, but trim away and cut if you want. A dear friend at the Pred&Beranies YouTube channel has made a video showing you how to cut in middle of a video, it is video in this article if you had figured out already.

Windows 10 upscales secondary screens automatically

Setting that upscales items on secondary screens to match the smaller main screen.

Setting that upscales items on secondary screens to match the smaller main screen.

When I was recording my pc gaming today, I discovered after editing my material that my recording look very unsharp and blurry. After looking around in my display settings and my graphic card setting I never found the cause to the problem.

Then after checking out the display settings in windows 10. I find that they have this new kind of match scaling setting. It upscales apps, games and other software to match if your main screen has lower resolution.

It upscaled my game with setting of 150% and it looked awful. I think the upscaling function must be supported in the software/app otherwise it will just do simple resize instead of upscaling the assets. So if you have blurry windows recordings this may be the cause. As I have just start using Windows 10, I have not built up my personal knowledge about all new quirks. I will however share this kinda things on my blog as long it concerns game recordings.